U17 Squad 2017/18

U17 Squad 2017/18

Manager: Peter Coleman
Assistants: Tom O’Malley, Dave Noble & Alonn Flynn
Team Captain: Robert Duggan
Vice-Captains: Jack Noble & Killian O’Malley

Scheduled Training Times: Wednesday 8-9pm (Freigh) & Friday 8-9pm (Astro)

Year of birth for 2017/2018 season: 2001 or later

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U17, Div 2 Cup, Newport Town AFC 7-3 Aisling Annacotty B

Sunday, April 8 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 3, Jack Foley 2, Darren Collins & Devon Ryan

The U17s have run into a rich vein of goalscoring form and this was reflected in 2 wins in 4 days against Aisling Annacotty in the league and cup. On Sunday Aisling were back in Derryleigh for the cup quarter-final and this time Newport ran out 7-3 winners with Jack O’Carroll 3, Jack Foley 2, Darren Collins & Devon Ryan on the score-sheet. Newport will now travel to play Corbally in the cup semi-final with nothing between the sides following two draws already in the league campaign.

Newport had played Aisling a few days earlier and ran out 6-0 winners, however the visitors had different playing personnel on the field today, so the previous result counted for nothing. Newport started the game very well and took an early lead in the 5th minute, when Jack O’Carroll was superbly positioned at the back post to head home a pinpoint cross from the left from Ciaran Flynn. However the lead was short-lived when Aisling were awarded a free-kick and Robert Duggan scored a great header but unfortunately it was into his own net. Darren Collins, who is making a steady return from a lengthy lay-off, scored a brilliant header from a Ciaran Flynn corner in the 13th minute to once again give Newport the lead, which was extended in the 34th minute when Jack Foley got on the end of a cross from Robert Duggan.

Newport were now playing very well all over the park, passing and moving with fluidity and showing grit & determination, which had not been as evident earlier in the season. In the 3oth minute, Jack O’Carroll finished a wonderful sweeping move that went the full length of the pitch with a number of players involved and ending with Jack Foley whipping in a brilliant ball into the box for the in-form Jack O’Carroll to clinically dispatch to the back of the net. Aisling pulled one back in the 34th minute, when they were awarded a penalty for a handball. Just 6 minutes later, Newport were awarded a penalty but unfortunately, Colin Coleman, did not connect with the ball as well as he’d have liked and his spot-kick went wide. 4-2 up at half-time and the home team were well worth the lead. Continue reading

U17, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 6-0 Aisling Annacotty B

Thursday, April 5 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 2, Thomas O’Toole, Colm Carey, Jack Noble & Colin Coleman

On a miserable night in Derryleigh Park, Newport welcomed Aisling Annacotty in our second last league game of the campaign. It’s been a very disjointed season but the recent run of games is allowing us getting some consistency into our game and we were hoping to continue the recent run of good form against opposition who had beaten us earlier in the season in a game on which we simply did not perform.

The starting 11 saw us rest some of our U16 players who had won their league a few days earlier and have another game in 2 days time. With such a large squad, it’s great that we can rotate the squad and give everyone game time and rest as required.

Again, we were a little slow to start but we finally broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute when Thomas O’Toole was on hand to fire home his first goal of the season inside the penalty box. 19 minutes later Colin Coleman doubled the lead when he latched onto an excellent through ball from Jack Noble. With just 2 minutes remaining in the first half, it was Jack Noble’s turn to score when he rifled the ball past the Aisling keeper after a great ball into the box from Ciaran Flynn. 3-0 at half-time. Continue reading

U17, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 4-2 Regional Utd B

Tuesday, March 27 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 2, Jack Foley & Colm Carey

Following on from the incredible 7-7 draw away to Corbally 9 days previously, the 17s were back on home turf when they welcomed Regional Utd to Derryleigh Park. After a cagey opening, Newport opened the scoring when Jack Foley’s trusted left foot was put to good use when he fired past the Regional keeper. 12 minutes later Regional equalised but with 7 minutes remaining in the first half Colm Carey was on hand to score from lose range to give us a 2-1 half-time lead.
In the 56th minute, free-scoring Jack O’Carroll, who’s in great form for the U16 & U17 squads, was in the right place at the right time in the box to scored from a corner. In the 84th minute Jack O’Carroll was on the end of a great pass from Jack Foley and he superbly fired past the Regional keeper.

Regional scored a consolation goal late on but it was Newport who took all 3 points on offer. After an up & down campaign, the aim is to finish the season as high up the table as possible and to hopefully go on a decent cup run. Next up for the lads is a league game at home to Aisling Annacotty on Thurs, April 5 before a cup quarter-final against the same opposition on Sunday, April 8 in Derryleigh Park.

Match squad: Josh White, Colm Carey, Brendan McMahon, Robert Duggan, Killian O’Malley, John Ryan Rose, Ciaran Flynn, Jack Noble, Devon Ryan, Sean Freeney, Jack Foley, Darren Collins, Jack O’Carroll, Cian O’Connell, Thomas O’Toole & Gavin Denihan.

U17, Div 2, Corbally Utd 7-7 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, March 18 2018 (Athlunkard)

Scorers: Colin Coleman 3, Darren Collins 2, Ciaran Flynn & Jack Foley

What a game! 3-0 down after 15 minutes, 5-1 down at half-time and 7-4 down with 15 minutes to go, Newport U17s showed tremenduous fighting spirit and pride in the jersey to stage an incredible second half comeback to salvage a point in a 14 goal thriller, when we scored in the final minute to make it a 7-7 draw.

Supposedly dead & buried at half-time and after a very frank & honest half-time team talk, the lads knew that they simply hadn’t performed in the first half and to a man, every player including the subs gave their all in the second half. It’s not possible to put into words what a rollercoaster of a game this was in awful wintry conditions. Some great goals, great tackles, excellent football but above all great heart from Newport was there for all to see. Colin Coleman was the hat-trick hero but Darren Collins, who came on at half-time, showed how much he was missed all season, in his first game back after a lengthy lay-off due to injury, with a superb display in midfield and also contributing with two great goals. Ciaran Flynn also scored a great goal and it was Jack Foley who popped up with a great finish in the last minute to salvage the draw. Impossible to name a man of the match as it was a shared effort. Well done to both sets of players for a great game in the conditions. Bad for the heart though! Well done lads.

Match squad: Josh White, Colm Carey, Brendan McMahon, Robert Duggan, Killian O’Malley, John Ryan Rose, Ciaran Flynn, Jack Noble, Devon Ryan, Sean Freeney, Colin Coleman. Subs – Jack Foley, Darren Collins, Jack O’Carroll, Cian O’Connell, Thomas O’Toole,

Junior Divisional Cup Draws

Junior Cup Draws

Junior Cup Draws

The draws have been made for the Junior Divisional Cups. Hopefully some of our sides can make it to a final in Jackman Park.

Garda Vetting

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All adults involved with children within our club in any capacity must complete the FAI/Garda vetting process. All Garda vetting applications for the Football Association of Ireland have been processed online from 5th September 2016.

For new Garda vetting applications, individuals should use the new Garda Vetting Invitation form and the Garda Vetting ID Validation form (see link below). To fully submit an application, they need to complete the form/s and give them along with identification documents to the club’s Child Welfare Officer (Micheal Lenihan), who will then forward to the FAI.

On receipt of a the Vetting Invitation Form, Garda ID Validation form and copies of their identification, the FAI will email the applicant an invitation to complete the remainder of the Garda vetting process online. Following this, the applicant will receive a tracking number which they can use to track the current status of their Garda vetting application.

If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17, the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form (see link below). Failure to do so will deem the application invalid and it will not be processed.

Click here to Download the Garda Vetting Invitation and Garda vetting ID Validation forms from the FAI Website.

Click here to download the Parental/Guardian Consent form.  Continue reading

U17, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 1-2 Charleville

Sunday, December 10 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Colin Coleman

The U17’s welcomed runaway league leaders, Charleville, to Derryleigh Park and despite an excellent performance and having taken the lead through a superb individual goal from Colin Coleman in the first half, it was the Cork side who somehow managed to leave Newport with all three points after winning the game on a 2-1 scoreline. The lads were very disappointed after the game as all in attendance agreed that they did not deserve to lose. This is a relatively new side, who train hard and play some lovely football and with a little more rub of the green they will definitely get the results they deserve.

The management and players would like to wish a speedy recovery to Robert Duggan who was injured in training last week and will be out of action for a few months.

Match Squad: Josh White, Brendan McMahon, Killian O’Malley, Joey Kelly, Jack Noble, Ciaran Flynn, Sean Freeney, Jack Foley, Devon Ryan, Thomas Floyd, Colin Coleman, Karl Kelly, John Ryan Rose & Thomas O’Toole.

U17 Div 2, Newport Town AFC 3-3 Star Rvs

Sunday, October 8 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 2 & Joey Kelly

The U17’s were the only junior side in action at the weekend. They welcomed Star Rovers to Derryleigh Park in their first home game since August 24 and played out an exciting 3-3 draw. It was a real humdinger of a game with 6 goals, the lead exchanging hands a couple of times, a penalty and lots of drama. Star took the lead 20 minutes into the first half but Newport equalised when Jack O’Carroll calmly slotted home after Jack Foley had been upended in the box by the Star keeper. 1-1 at half-time and it was anyone’s game. Star went back in front when we failed to clear the ball and the ball broke kindly for the Star player who scored from close range. Newport equalised when Jack O’Carroll fired home a brilliant free kick from the edge of the box and then went 3-2 in front when centre-half Joey Kelly rose highest to power a header to the far post from a corner. It looked like Newport would close out the game but unfortunately we failed to deal with a corner and the Star player headed home unopposed in the six yard box. Jack O’Carroll had a great chance late on but his well-struck free kick clipped the top of the bar. Points shared and a draw may well have been a fair result.

Next up is a trip away to league leaders Kilfrush next Sunday at 2pm.

Match Squad: Josh White, Robert Duggan, Brendan McMahon, Killian O’Malley, John Ryan Rose, Jack Noble, Ciaran Flynn, Sean Freeney, Jack Foley, Jack O’Carroll, Joey Kelly, Karl Kelly, Colm Carey, Cian O’Connell, Chris Carmody & Thomas O’Toole.

U17, FAI National Cup, Round 1, Aisling Annacotty A 3-0 Newport Town AFC

U17 v Aisling Nat Cup Sept 23 2017
Saturday, September 23 2017 (Annacotty)

The 17’s travelled to play premier league side Aisling Annacotty in the FAI U17 Cup on Saturday night and lost out on a 3-0 scoreline. The scoreline was harsh on the lads as it did not reflect their efforts. They hit the cross bar, had a genuine penalty claim not given and saw their keeper make a brilliant point-blank save. It was just one of those games.